Why Netflix Won “Only” Two Oscars at the 2020 Academy Awards

Streaming Companies versus Hollywood

  • Tamara Hunter, formerly with Sony, became head of casting for Apple, and streaming companies have poached major names from many other studios (film and television).
  • Alfonso Cuarón made Roma with Netflix. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was financed by Netflix. Viola Davis and Forest Whitaker signed production deals with Amazon Studios in recent years — just to name a few examples.

Streaming Companies Gains Ground

1 Netflix Faced Stiff Competition

2 Netflix Did Not Make Movies That Oscar Loves

3 Hollywood Wanted to Put Netflix in Its Place

Change Is Coming



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